Nearly 2,100 total COVID-19 cases reported in Houston County

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — 2,098 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed among Houston County residents since March, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

This puts it around 950 cases above Dale County, which has the second-highest number of cumulative cases in the Southeastern District.

While Dale County still leads in the number of deaths, the county with the highest death-to-case ratio is is Crenshaw County, which has 426 cases to 30 deaths.

  • Houston County — 2,313 cases; 18 deaths
  • Coffee County — 1,262 cases; 6 deaths
  • Dale County — 1,240 cases; 50 deaths
  • Pike County — 980 cases; nine deaths
  • Butler County — 936 cases; 39 deaths
  • Covington County — 928 cases; 27 deaths
  • Barbour County — 693 cases; nine deaths
  • Geneva County — 598 cases; seven deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 460 cases; 29 deaths
  • Henry County — 429 cases; four deaths

Last Friday, the ADPH named Geneva County as the only county in the district to be deemed a “very high risk” zone for COVID-19. Here is how they rank up:

  • Houston County — Moderate Risk
  • Geneva County — Low Risk
  • Barbour County — Low Risk
  • Coffee County — Very High Risk
  • Covington County — Moderate Risk
  • Dale County — Low Risk
  • Pike County — Low Risk
  • Henry County — High Risk
  • Butler County — Very High Risk
  • Crenshaw County — High Risk

Across the state, the number of hospitalizations have begun to rise, with 802 patients getting treated in Alabama. However, the percent of those testing positive dropped once again to 7.9 percent.

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